The season of spring may have arrived but in Denver it’s not all warm and snug outside. Your furnace has been working for months striving to keep you and your family comfortable, so now is the time to give your furnace some TLC. If you hear funny noises or the heating system has turned itself off, you may be in need of a furnace repair. If you notice an intense gas smell, you almost definitely need furnace repair work and you should call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.
Before you jump to the conclusion that you need a furnace repair technician, review these tips from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Confirm your thermostat is switched to “heat.”
It may sound ridiculous, but we get busy and life happens, so sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple fixes. Forgetting to switch over the thermostat can make you believe you need furnace repair when really you can resolve the problem with a literal flip of the switch!
- Check your furnace switch.
Speaking of switches, make sure your furnace switch is in the up, or “on” position. Again, an easy miss, especially when you remember this switch isn’t one you actually look at on a regular basis. Most units have built-in delays so give it a few minutes for your furnace to get going before panicking about contacting our furnace repair man.
- Replace your furnace air filter.
You should change your home’s air filters no less than every three months to help your heating system run more efficiently and postpone any furnace repair work. A filthy air filter is one of the most recurrent reasons for decreased performance in furnaces, and they can also be a breeding ground for illness causing microbes and cause you and your loved ones to become sick. Swap your filter to keep both your furnace and your home healthy.
- Check the circuit breaker.
Check your circuit breaker panel to see if the breaker that controls your furnace is in the middle position or the “off” position. If the breaker has ended up in the middle position, cycle the breaker to “off” and then reset it to the “on” position.
Furnace repairs get to be pricey, so avoid a future issue altogether with ongoing maintenance from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. However, if you are ever in need of furnace repair, we are available 24/7/365 to service all your heating needs.